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Old 10-20-2008, 08:28 PM   #11 
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You can get a divider here.

Penn Plax Tank Dividers - Aquariums - Fish - PetSmart

Someone else here said to get a divder that the fish can't see through though. I don't know why... mine see each other all the time and have just gotten used to the fact that they have seperate parts of the tank. They play at flairing occationally but for the most part they get along fine.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:45 PM   #12 
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My males are in separate containers and are right next to each other. They get used to it and just flare at each other once in awhile. They learn that they can't get to each other.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:10 PM   #13 
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Thanks everyone! I decided to do two and make a divider. Someone on another forum gave me a way to make my own divider for almost nothing . And the fish won't be able to see eachother through it.

The reason that people recommend that is that some fish will get stressed by the "intruder" in the other tank. Some are fine, but I'd just rather not take the chance.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:23 PM   #14 
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Kim, care to explain how you made one?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:54 PM   #15 
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I haven't made it yet, but this is how you do it:

Get a sheet of #7 craft canvas & 2 report covers (you will only use the spines).

Either silicone the spines to the sides of the tank and slip in the craft canvas when it is dry, or just slip the canvas between the two spines and slide into the tank making sure that it is a snug fit. If you choose to do it this way you will have to make sure that you make the fit really snug, and push the gravel up against it (you can also use the filter intake or heater, not the hot part, as an extra support measure).

I am going to go with the second method because I don't want to have to drain the tank. Someone gave me a picture of theirs and it looks good, the fish can't see through it, and it's cheap!
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:18 PM   #16 
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That is a great idea. If you were siliconing in the report splines you could always silicone a 3rd one in the bottom if you were thinking of a bare bottom tank.

man I wish I would have thought about that the otherday....... I just finished dividing a tank with plexiglass deviders for my bettas. This sounds like it would be much easier than what I just did.
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